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Unread 11-21-2022, 02:50 PM   #1
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Any ideas? Bear?
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Yes, a bear in my opinion.....





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Head looks like a bear, body ?
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Skinny and hungry bear or so it would seem
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It's a bear and looks like one that might appear on a very early gun, probably a lifter. I've seen similar engraving on such a gun.
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It's a bear and looks like one that might appear on a very early gun, probably a lifter. I've seen similar engraving on such a gun.
Yes, an early grade 3 lifter. I feel like I’m being very particular when it can be so hard to find a graded hammer gun that I’m interested in, but that bear? just isn’t doing it for me.
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Yes, an early grade 3 lifter. I feel like I’m being very particular when it can be so hard to find a graded hammer gun that I’m interested in, but that bear? just isn’t doing it for me.
Kirk, I get it, but I consider each phase of Parker engraving as a part of history— with its own charm. I like some more than others, and some engravers, skilled at scroll, have pretty poor drawing skills.
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Kirk, I get it, but I consider each phase of Parker engraving as a part of history— with its own charm. Some engravers, skilled at scroll, have pretty poor drawing skills.
Very true that. And their knowledge of animals’ and birds’ anatomy was often lacking. Case in point, the very talented and very celebrated chief engraver at Remington, Robert Runge exibited poor anatomical understanding in some of his dogs and birds in the proper placement or angle of their legs and/or wings.





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It's a bear and looks like one that might appear on a very early gun, probably a lifter. I've seen similar engraving on such a gun.
"These guys are good" Gary pinpoints the gun by a single picture of engraving.
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